Williams brothers secure Robert Morris’64-59 win over FGC
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Brothers Josh and Jon Williams made four free throws in the final minute to help Robert Morris hold on to beat Florida Gulf Coast 64-59 and record its first road victory on Saturday.
The Colonials took a 58-56 lead after Dante Treacy’s jumper. A Jalen Warren layup tied it with 1:34 left. Robert Morris took the lead for good after Josh Williams made two free throws. Josh added another free throw and Jon split a pair for a 62-58 advantage with :06 remaining. The Eagles launched two from deep in the final minute but failed to hit the mark.
The Colonials (3-8) made 16 of 23 free throws. Florida Gulf Coast was 7 of 9 from the free-throw line.
Robert Morris led 28-21 at the break before the Eagles rallied to take their first lead in the second half, going ahead 46-45 after Zach Scott had a layup with 7:01 left. The Colonels retook the lead after two Hawkins free throws. Caleb Catto drained a 3 to put FGC out front 55-54 with 4:47 remaining. Treacy quickly answered with a jumper and the Colonials held on for the win.
Zach Scott had 14 points for the Eagles (2-10) who lost their fifth straight game.